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A group or about six demonstrators disrupted a course taught by Archibald Cox, professor of Law, for about 15 minutes yesterday with chants of "OBU, OBU, OBU, Merry Christmas to you." Cox is the chief negotiator for the University in the dispute with the Organization for Black Unity over hiring of black workers.
Cox said that the demonstrators-all white-first came to his attention about half way through the noon Law School class when they moved down from the back of the room and formed a ring around the lectern. Cox asked them to leave, and when they ignored him he attempted to continue the course. "We were able to raise our voices over the chants and so continue our discussion," Cox said.
At the time of the disruption Cox was in the middle of a discussion with a blind student in the class.
Cox Calls Cops
The demonstrators then raised the volume of their chanting and Cox asked one of the students in the class to call the University police. Before the student could race' in any way, however, the group left.
Cox described the demonstrators as "young, shaggy, and bearded." but could not identify them. "To be perfectly frank I was upset," Cox said. "But the class continued after. They left. The class was perfectly splendid."
Bruce S. Kahn, a second year Law student, said that the demonstrators appeared in the back of the class at the beginning of the period, "After about 20 minutes they began to drift forward, passing out bread and Christmas candy and saying 'Merry Christmas Richard Kleindienst and Spiro Agnew.' They completely ignored Cox the whole time," he said.
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